A FedGov lawyer would tell you, with a straight face:
Because the money in the banks crosses borders.
Because the suspect might have recently crossed a border.
Because the jurisdiction here is well inside the lines by precedent (i.e. other outrages are even worse so leave us alone about this one).
posted on 03/18/2002 6:41:15 AM PST
Among other technicalities, because the deposits in the bank are insured by the federal government (via FDIC).
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